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PA-114-2016

PROCLAMATION

RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA


Braxton Davis, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, upon the recommendation of Randall Williams, M.D., State Health Director, Department of Health and Human Services, hereby announces that the following shellfish area temporary closures will take effect immediately:

It is unlawful for any person to take or attempt to take any oysters, clams or mussels or possess, sell or offer for sale any oysters, clams or mussels taken from the following polluted areas:

BRUNSWICK / NEW HANOVER / PENDER / ONSLOW COUNTIES

All those waters
between IWW Beacon "84" and the South Carolina Line, to include the Tubbs Inlet area.

All those waters in Myrtle Grove Sound bordered on the north by a straight line beginning at a point 34° 07.796’N – 77° 52.072’W near Peden Point; running easterly through Intracoastal Waterway Beacon “141” and US Army Corps of Engineers Spoils Island #261 to a point 34° 07.459’N – 77° 51.071’W on Masonboro Island; and bordered on the south by Snows Cut.

All those waters, Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland, between the Figure 8 Island Bridge and IWW Beacon “141”, near Peden Point.

All those waters bordered on the northeast by a straight line from Swan Point through IWW Channel Marker #4 to the eastern tip of West Onslow Beach, (south shore of the New River Inlet), and bordered on the southwest by the the Figure 8 Island Bridge.

The following also remains closed:

BRUNSWICK / ONSLOW / CARTERET / CRAVEN / PAMLICO / HYDE COUNTIES

All those waters between IWW Fl. Beacon “51A” near the Holden Beach Bridge and IWW Fl. Beacon “71A” near Long Point.

Freeman Creek – All those waters in Freeman Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.

All those waters, Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland between IWW Beacon “36”, near Goose Creek in Carteret County, and IWW Fl. Beacon “55”, near Sanders Creek (Onslow County), to include Goose Creek, Hunting Island Bay, Deer Creek, White Oak River, and Queens Creek.

Newport River - All those waters in Newport River upstream of the Highway 70 High Rise Bridge and Morehead-Beaufort Causeway, to include all tributaries and Core Creek.

All those waters bordered on the east by a line beginning at Hall Point near Atlantic; thence in a straight line to Fl. Beacon #20 in Core Sound; thence in a straight line to Fl. Beacon #27 in Core Sound; thence in a straight line to Fl. Beacon #37 in Core Sound; thence in a straight line to Shell Point on Harkers Island; thence following the shoreline to the southwestern tip of Harkers Island; thence in a straight line to Channel Marker #56A; thence proceeding thru Beacon #58 to Beacon #59 to a point on Carrot Island, to include Styron Bay, Nelson Bay, Brett Bay, Oyster Creek, Jarrett Bay, Jump Run Creek, Middens Creek, Tusk Creek, Bells Creek, The Straits, Sleepy Creek, Whitehurst Creek, Eastmouth Bay, Westmouth Bay, a portion of Core Sound, all of North River, the North River Marshes, and all creeks and tributaries within the described area.

All those waters west of a line beginning at Sow Island Point; running southerly to Point of Marsh, to include Neuse River, Adams Creek, South River, Turnagain Bay, Broad Creek, Bay River, and Jones Bay.

All those waters bordered on the north by a line beginning at Beard Island Point; running westerly to the eastern tip of Pine Hammock and bordered on the southeast by a line across the head of Mouse Harbor Ditch, to include Oyster Creek (Pamlico County), James Creek, Middle Prong, and Clark Creek.

All those waters in Germantown Bay upstream of a line beginning at Spencer Point, running southeasterly to Short Point.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

A. This proclamation is issued under the authority of N.C.G.S. 113-170.4; 113-170.5; 113-182; 113-221.1; 143B-289.52 and N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03H .0103 and 03K .0101.

B. It is unlawful to violate the provisions of any proclamation issued by the N.C. Fisheries Director under his delegated authority pursuant to N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.

C. In accordance with N.C. General Statute 113-221.1(c) all persons who may be affected by proclamations issued by the Fisheries Director are under a duty to keep themselves informed of current proclamations.

D. These temporary closures are due to heavy rainfall and resultant runoff.

September 23, 2016
8:40 A.M.
PA-114-2016

 

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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